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From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

1. From Honolulu: Oahu Helicopter Tour with Doors On or Off

Hop aboard a helicopter and admire Oahu’s landmarks on a guided flight tour from Honolulu. See the Waikiki skyline from above, fly past Diamond Head, and round the volcanic cliffs to Makapu’u Lighthouse. Choose a private or shared tour, with your choice of an on-or-off door experience. Make your way to the local partner’s helipad to begin your experience. Ascend above the city and follow the Windward Coast, with breathtaking views of the Ko’olau Mountains in the distance. Listen to your guide's live tour commentary. Pass Lanikai Beach and see its gorgeous coral formations. Cruise over Kaneohe Bay and discover why this place is regarded as one of the most scenic locations on Earth. Glide past the “Chinaman’s Hat” off the east coast of Oahu. See the Ka’a’awa Valley—the historic home of the island’s kings. Plus, take in views of the lush rainforest surrounding the Sacred Falls. Continue onto the North Shore to spot surfers at the Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Loop back to Honolulu and get a glimpse of the pineapple-tastic Dole Plantation. Finally, pass over the iconic Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, before returning to the helipad.

Oahu: Diamond Head Crater Hike and North Shore Experience

2. Oahu: Diamond Head Crater Hike and North Shore Experience

Start your morning by hiking up Diamond Head Crater. Reach the lookout point and enjoy beautiful views of Waikiki and Honolulu. Stop at Halona Blowhole on the east side of Oahu to begin your sightseeing adventure. Head around the east side and make your way through to the north shore of Oahu. Visit the Tropical Farms Macadamia Nuts and have the chance to sample a variety of locally grown macadamia nuts. Experience The Kahuku Sugar Mill which contains many fantastic food trucks. Have the chance to purchase the popular and tasty garlic shrimp plates. Spend some time on the North shore and snap some great pictures at Haleiwa Beach Park. Finally, visit the Dole Plantation and check out their vibrant pineapple garden. Try some of the plantation's famous Dole Whip, and have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.

Oahu Hidden Gems & Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall tour

3. Oahu Hidden Gems & Waimea Botanical Garden/Waterfall tour

After being picked up in Waikiki, you will set off for a full day Oahu Island Tour with a local guide, who will take you through the history and culture of Hawaii while you visit some of its lesser-known gems. There will also be a special stop at the botanical gardens at Waimea Valley, which features dozens of distinct collections with flora from different parts of the world, including the Ogasawara Islands, Central and South America, Fiji, Guam, and the Mascarene Islands. Stroll through the Hawaiian collection and enjoy an assortment of plants found only in Hawaii, many of which are rare and endangered. There is a waterfall in the garden as well where you can swim, with lifeguards present. Guests must wear provided life jackets. The tour will also stop at nine additional locations throughout the day, including the Halona Blow Hole, Dole Pineapple Plantation, a Macadamia Nut Farm, and the north shore of Oahu. At the end of the day you will be saying "Mahalo" like a local, as you absorb the local views outside Waikiki and dine on local delicacies.

Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

4. Oahu: Circle Island Tour with Lunch & Waimea Waterfall

Join an exciting circle island excursion that will satisfy your senses and provide exceptional photo opportunities. Drive past Amelia Earhart Lookout Point on your way to the famous Halona Blowhole. Visit the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, and admire views of Chinaman’s Hat and Malaekahana Bay. Continue to one of the North Shore’s most famous shrimp stands, where you’ll be served your choice of 9 different sautéed shrimp plates, or other options. Drive through the town of Haleiwa and visit Sunset Beach before reaching Waimea Valley. This enchanting location, also known as the "Valley of the Priests," has been a sacred place for more than 700 years of Hawaiian history. Stop at the Arboretum and admire a scenic waterfall, before heading to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Throughout your journey your nature guide will provide a fascinating narration about Hawaii’s bird and plant species, geology, history and culture. You’ll receive, a "Guide to Nature on Oahu" book as a gift.

Oahu: Turtle Beach, Kualoa Ranch and Island Circle Adventure

5. Oahu: Turtle Beach, Kualoa Ranch and Island Circle Adventure

Explore the Island of Oahu on a guided sightseeing tour. Go to the Halona Blowhole and try to spot a whale, snorkel and see turtles at Turtle Beach and have a coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm. Enjoy local Hawaiian lunch at Kualoa Ranch and a chocolate & spirits tasting at a local distillery. Leave the city behind and head out to the country. Rows of pineapple fields will lead you to the famous North Shore of Oahu. Check out Turtle Beach, to find the sea turtles swimming in the calm waters. Snorkel, swim or Basque in the sun. After some fun in the sun, we will head to Kualoa Ranch for some local farm to table style lunch. Sip on a cup of coffee at the Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm and try some local nutty treats and products. After lunch, head to Ko‘olau Distillery for a whiskey, gin, moonshine and Manoa Chocolate tasting. Next, see the highlights of the East shore including Halona Blowhole, the famous filming spot for Pirates of the Caribbean, 50 First Dates, and From Here to Eternity for some breathtaking photo opportunities. Lastly, return to your accommodation fulfilled from a great day in Oahu.

Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

6. Oahu: Valley of Waimea Falls Swim & Hike with Lunch & Dole

Discover the rich culture and history of Hawaii as you explore the spectacular Waimea Valley. Create cherished memories by experiencing the natural beauty of Hawaii through scenic hiking and swimming in Waimea Waterfall. Knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into Hawaiian culture and history, providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Waimea Valley. Join us for an unforgettable journey through one of Hawaii's most stunning natural wonders! -Greenworld Coffee Farm: Nature and You: Waimea Waterfall Hike tour starts with breakfast at Greenworld Coffee Farm, a beloved local favorite spot in Hawaii. Energize yourself with your choice of either the Spinach Tomato Bread or Sausage Roll before the hike. -Waimea Valley Hiking: The Waimea Valley hiking trail is an easy 1.5 mile hike that offers a diverse range of scenery to enjoy, including forests, gardens, and streams. The Botanical Garden located in the valley boasts 52 themed gardens with over 5,000 documented species of tropical and subtropical plants, making it home to the largest collection of endangered Hawaiian plants. As you make your way to the waterfall, you'll come across traditional Hawaiian Hale (houses) constructed using only natural materials like wood, grass, and coconut-fiver cordage. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn the local Hawaiian culture by playing the traditional games and activities at the Hawaiian Game sites. -Waimea Waterfall Swimming: At the end of the trail, you will discover Waimea Falls, a remarkable natural pool that is surrounded by a green forest. It is the perfect place to take a refreshing swim. We will provide you with a life jacket for your safety. Please be prepared to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall! A changing station is available near the waterfall for you to change your swimsuit. -Lunch at Waimea Valley: After the hike and swim, you can enjoy a picnic-style lunch anywhere in Waimea Valley. We offer a choice of delicious wraps including Chicken Caesar, Veggie, or Grilled Shrimp, accompanied by bag of chips and a refreshing drink. -Dole Plantation: On the return from Waimea Valley, we will stop by the Dole Plantation, a popular tourist spot in Hawaii. Here, you can delight in a variety of pineapple-themed souvenirs and treats.

Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

7. Oahu: Complete Island Tour with Tropical Waterfall

The North Shore of O'ahu holds some of the most famous names with Waimea Bay, Haleiwa historic town, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and much more. Take a break from the touristy entertainment and see what the North Shore is all about. Join the North Shore Photo Tour as you travel the world famous North shore. Depending on the time of year you will be coming you will document the day's adventure looking for beautiful waves, clear waters, pristine beaches, pounding shore breaks, local daredevils, the green sea turtle, and much more. You will be taken to the Waimea waterfall and botanical garden. In this peaceful setting you will be able to photograph with the sounds of the forest and the cool breeze coming through the valley. Stop in the world famous historic Hale'iwa town for some local eats at the famous food trucks after exploring so many beautiful locations. You will walk away from this tour with great photographs of the North Shore and its way of life. Some say if you want to see Hawaii 50 years ago, head to the North Shore. After the food truck stop for lunch, stop in a few art galleries or surf shops for your enjoyment. Stroll through the town and peruse the art galleries and surf shops that some say reflect what Hawaii was like decades ago.

Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

8. Oahu: North Shore and Hanauma Bay Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on Oahu with a sightseeing tour to the North Shore and along the Hanauma Bay coastline. See the famous Banzai Pipeline, where pro-surfers ride the waves. Head to Waimea Bay Beach Park or Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, dig into some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a plate, relax, and enjoy yourself. Finish the day at the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. End the tour with a ride south, where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on Oahu.

From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

9. From Honolulu: 20 Exciting Sites North Shore of Oahu Tour

Explore the North Shore of Oahu on a guided tour from Honolulu. Visit one of the best surfing locations on the island, as well as drive by the historic town of Haleiwa, grab lunch, and explore the tide pools and turtles at Turtle Beach Start with pickup from your accommodation in Honolulu and drive towards the famous North Shore of Oahu, where we will pass by, a couple of the best surfing beaches on the island, where you may spot pros riding the waves, during winter. Head to Turtle Beach where turtles can be seen swimming and playing in the calm waters. You will have free time to snorkel, swim or relax on the beach. Next, purchase some local farm-style food at Kualoa Ranch. Not only is Kualoa Ranch the official film location for Jurassic Park and all tropical movies, but it also offers great locally farmed and raised food. Next, enjoy free coffee and Mac nut samples at the mac nut farm, where many local products can be purchased and enjoyed. Following that, see the Chinaman's Hat islet off the shore at Kualoa Beach Park, a popular photo opportunity. After some great coffee and Mac nuts, head through the East Shore of the island to see the highlights of the East shore including Koko Head, Lanai Lookout, Halona Blowhole, and Sandy's beach before heading back towards Honolulu, with drop-off at your accommodation.

Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

10. Oahu: Private Custom Island Tour

This private tour is fully customizable and perfect for families, couples, and private groups. Contact the local partner and figure out which places you'd like to see or have the guide show you the best spots and stops on Oahu. Either way, lean back and relax in a private luxury vehicle. Tour options • Pearl Harbor Visitor Center - The guide shows you around the Pearl Harbor Museum • USS Arizona Memorial - Resting place of 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives during the attack • Turtle Beach Laniakea - High chance of Green Sea Turtles lounging on the beach • North Shore beaches and surf spots - See the big waves during surf season • Dole Plantation - Learn about Dole and the success of pineapple in Hawaii • Kualoa Ranch - Movie location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji 2, Hawaii Five-0, Godzilla, Elvis Blue Hawaii etc • Haleiwa Town Shopping - Stroll the streets of the famous surf town • Aloha Tower - The Statue of Liberty of Hawaii • I'olani Palace - Only royal palace in the US • King Kamehameha Statue - First King of all of Hawaii and a famous spot in the Hawaii Five-0 TV show • Downtown Honolulu - Drive through the most important business district of Hawaii • Ala Moana Shopping Mall - Biggest outdoor shopping mall in the USA • World War I Memorial - Salt water swim stadium • Secluded Beach in Waikiki - Home of Hawaiian Monk Seals • Diamond Head Beach Lookout - Whale watching during the season • Hawaii Five-0 Movie Spots - Different spots along the route • Most expensive neighborhood on Oahu - mansions and Japanese Mafia • Military in Hawaii - Schofield Barracks • Sunset Beach - Visit one of the most popular spots for surf competitions • Shrimp Farms - Where the famous North Shore Shrimp are raised • Lunch (not included in the cost of the tour) for example at Kahuku local food trucks - Variety of freshly prepared Hawaiian food, Korean BBQ, poke bowls, vegetarian, North Shore Shrimp, and more • Chinamans Hat - Basalt island off the coast • Macadamia Nut Farm - Free coffee and macadamia nut tasting • Makapu'u Lookout - WWII bunkers and whale watching during season • Sandy Beach Lookout - Most dangerous beach in the USA • Halona Blowhole - Volcanic lava tube spouting water • Eternity Beach - Movie spot for Pirates of the Caribbean and From Here to Eternity • Hanauma Bay - Great snorkeling spot for beginners • Koko Head Lookout - Diamond Head and Koko Head crater view

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What people are saying about Pupukea

Great experience. Andrew was our guide and took us on a all day tour of Oahu that included North Shore beaches, a coffee farm, a Buddhist temple, a botanical garden. We saw a rare monk seal and Humpback whales. Lunch stop was at a collection of food trucks with great native dishes.

Such an intimate exposure to life in Oahu!! Our tour guide was exceptional. Thank you for such an amazing experience!

John is very friendly and knowledgeable to the local places. Enjoyed a lot during the day!

Fantastic way to see the island. We had a really memorable flight and experience

Very good. John, our driver/guide did an excellent job.